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CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
the purpose of government is. i believe barack obama is on the right track to teach the people that this is what the role of government should be, for the people. not the corporate interests. one other thing. matt asked about c-span? i want to say unfortunately i have been disabled. i am a disabled veteran. i have been not able to work since the end of 1997. the one benefit i have had to have this opinion is i have been able to watch c-span and "washington journal" almost daily. very much rned so muc that i have never learned in undergraduate hours, law school, or high school. i have learned more about history, government, the true history of this country. not what we have been spoonfed in high school. or in critical about the pleasant stories where we were happy with smiles on their face. where we have come from and how far we have come and how far we can go in terms of really being that bright and shining lfght for other countries to follow by example. host: is that it? caller: please, please, is there some way we can make texas c- span? they will not go on tv for people who are o
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 9:00am EST
one minute. mr. johnson: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, back in 2007, then-candidate obama said the notion is facing, quote, a social security crisis. and he was right. unfortunately five years later as we deal with the looming fiscal cliff, some in the president's own party are denying the fiscal reality when it comes to social security. here are the facts -- social security is the government's most expensive program. since 2010 it's been bleeding cash, and over the next 10 years it will do so to the tune of nearly $1 trillion. as recent "usa today" editorial put it, social security is indeed contributing to our deficit. to say otherwise is to lie to the american people. mr. speaker, all americans want, need and deserve that we work together to address our fiscal challenges. we owe it to current and future beneficiaries to secure this critical safety net. we can make social security solvent forever. let's do it. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent t
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 1:00am EST
company. he said obama has been ridiculed in his brain. he is constantly working the room excuse to get the right conversation to move them forward. he's always thinking a few steps ahead. if i did eight incident be they would to see -- if i do a and they do b, it would be c. he was in this particular kind of business. he wanted to be in a longer- term business. he did not make enough concessions to the day-by-day noise of washington. >> i call this his pregame aptitude. he plays the game before the players take the field. the trick is when you get to be president. it can create a kind of reticence, a step back quality that you missed. all those variables change. >> i think he is learning. i altered his landscape. as i do that, i am ahead of the pack. >> you're talking about striving for greatness. he is going to need to strive for greatness and reorganize the rubrics cuba. >> it does not help them become great unless he gets reelected. >> it is really the second term that it will be clear. beyond that, these are the cliches of the moment. eye-popping said will be climate change. it is
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 2:00pm EST
president obama and republican said, may be marker rubio is right, we have a bit of a problem and we better do something about it. that has shaken up the politics of the issue. i think it has created the possibility for some movement on comprehensive immigration legislation that will also deal with this more particular issue you have been talking about today and we'll be talking about tonight. a sale of that to commend the miller center for having the incredible foresight to see this months ago and realize this was going to be the issue that everyone would want to talk about after the election and for assembling this great program today and this great panel. i think that all of you know that in washington, out productions are in in verse production of the person being introduced, which is why i had such a long and folsom introduction. i will be much more brief because i think that you know these three people very well. first of all, there is teresa sullivan, who was the president and was not president and is now president of the university of virginia. we are all very happy about tha
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 2:00pm EST
like to ask a question as far as the obama health care takes affect. will the benefits if an employer pays your insurance be considered in come and taxed accordingly? that's my question. thank you. guest: as of right now, it would still be protected from taxation. that is something on the line as part of tax reform. host: we're talking with aaron, good morning. caller: looking at tax credits on this thing and looking at reducing some of the extraneous taxes that are out there and then we get a tax credit for them? host: can give an example? caller: no, because i have somebody prepare my taxes. they are not a big amount. we're being taxed and taxed again, if that makes any sense to you. guest: that proponent of the tax reform talks about their so much in the code that is extraneous and unnecessary. to hold down to something less unwieldy than will we have today. host: mark on the independent line, hi. caller: i appreciate you taking my call. i'm 42. every time there is an election, every four years, there is a big squabble about the unfair taxation. many callers: and the fair thing wou
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm EST
weapons? >> i did echo what everyone has said, right up to president obama, that it is unacceptable for us to allow iran to become a nuclear state. containment is not an acceptable alternative. it changes the whole balance of power in the middle east. emboldens the terrorist like hamas and hezbollah that are agents of the iranian government. it probably lead some of our allies in the world to begin to accommodate to iran. it is a threat to most of the rest of the world, including us. the sanctions have been unprecedented. they are having an effect on the iranian economy so far, not an observable effect on the iranian regime at all. we have to make sure that our threats of military action, if they don't take down their nuclear weapons program, is credible to them. i am still not sure if it is, but they got to believe that the u.s. will use our immense power to disable their nuclear program, if they do not do it themselves. >> senator kyl, just one comment directly pertaining to the overall theme here. it started a long time ago, years ago. i think our sanctions regime should not only hav
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
convincing people that our ideas are were the right ideas. >> what can republicans learn from the obama campaign? >> whoever has the high ground on technology is going to win both warfare and politics and we can't allow that to happen again. one lesson is you want to make sure from a perspective you are communicating your message to people and ensuring not only they are supporters but also voters. >> how do you regain the technological high ground? >> investing in it. it's there and can be done. the technology of 2012 was amazing and 2016 is indescribable. has to be invested in and priority. the chairman inherited a party that had financial problems and got the party out of a financial hole which didn't create a lot of time and space. part of what we need to do. you need to have a marketing department but you need to have a good production department. you need to have good policy that you are selling and state of the art methods. >> you personally tweet? >> i try to. but no one has ever sent a tweet on my behalf. i control my own twitter feed because it is authentic and it is about hip-
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
international scrutiny on the iranian human rights record and temptation by the regime to be even more repressive. likewise, the obama administration, with the president's reelection, faces an interesting set of questions about how best to continue on the strategy of trying to prevent the iranian nuclear program from arriving at the point where they are able to produce a weapon. and how you tighten anti- proliferation policy with a human rights policy is an issue that is often -- has often been difficult for policy-makers to reconcile. why don't i quickly opened it up? maybe i will start with marina since your experience is so personal and maybe ask you, and a basic level, whether you think life for ordinary iranians has gotten better or worse in the last few years. give us your best sense of what the human rights landscape looks like today verses say five years ago or a decade ago. >> i guess this all depends on how much people know hear about the absolute disregard for human rights in iran. i don't know how much you know about it in 1979, when the revolution succeeded, we had hoped t
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 10:00am EST
they're talking to each other today or not. but obama said he thinks this could be done in a week and enge he's right. host: there's a feeling about that on the hill? guest: yes. republicans see the writing on the wall. about tax increases. so they want to make sure they get spending cuts to go with it. president obama said 1.6 in tax increases and spending cuts won't take place until next year. by considering that obama has been open to spending cuts in previous negotiations, and says he's open to it now. and republicans have changed from where they were a year ago when it comes to tax increases, i think it won't take too much to get there, although -- >> that segment and more at our special webpage c-span.org/fiscal cliff. now to the senate side of capitol hill for gos on the pending tax hikes and budget cuts. >> there's enough writing on the walls to fill quite a few pages about republicans deciding the right thing to do is protect the middle class. and we need to do it now. it's really important that this holiday season that the middle class is not going to be burdened with th
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
and stop talking to each other. i'm not sure if they're talking today or taking the day off. obama said yesterday that this could get done in about a week. i think he might be right. republicans see the writing on the wall when it comes to tax increases. what they're interested in now is making sure they get spending cuts to go along with the tax increases. when obama put his additional offer, he said $1.60 trillion in tax increases and we will delay the spending cuts until next year. that was the initial offer. republicans want to make sure that the spending cuts go up and become more immediate. considering that obama has been open to spending cuts in previous negotiations and says he is open to it now and republicans have changed from where they were a year ago when it comes to tax increases, i think it will not take too much to get there, although there are still obstacles. host: the $1.60 trillion and $800 billion are the opening numbers. where are we with those numbers now? have those numbers been altered? guest: i do not know if republicans have gone above $800. the question
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 10:00am EST
could organize about what the right amount is, but he's got things there. i feel -- the house democrats feel pretty good in having president obama being at the table. host: he has agreed in the past to raise eligibility age for medicare from 65 to 67. guest: he has. i disagree with that. the studies show it doesn't save money. you've got poor seniors, 65, 66 who would need health care. ends up being a cost shift. so the president is obviously going to be flexible. everything he agrees to might not be something i'd prefer. but i have confidence -- host: in the end you would support him? guest: i'd like to, yeah. i have to see what the final deal is, but i'm really quite confident the way he's handling the situation. host: irene in aurora, illinois, independent, hi. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. i just wanted to make a couple comments. just listening to you guys. democrats though their policies and things i agree with, i really do, but there seems to be a messaging problem. i do not understand why -- i have already come to the conclusion that republicans do
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 7:00am EST
obama asked that wasserman shultz to stay on as the chairwoman of the democratic national committee. next, what is happening in the senate. facing gop opposition. a u.n. treaty advocating equal rights for disability facing significant opposition. host: tune in to c-span2 3 coverage of the senate. next caller. but the make of this latest back-and-forth? the gop sending of their proposal to the white house yesterday. this caller: is danny from college park, ga.. host: go ahead. caller: greta, i have never seen a group of people who are so willing to be lied to. republicans like to their people all through the election. the only people who were surprised that the president won are people who watch fox news. just like that, a proposal that john boehner puts out. he's trying to say that it is from the bowles proposal but erskine bowles came out yesterday and said flat out that the proposal the republicans put out does not mimic his. therefore, the republicans are lying again. republicans and the tea party people, they know that they are lying. it is just that simple. the president put ou
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 9:45pm EST
. president obama and i stood before the international community and supported israel's right to defend itself from a threat no country would tolerate. the iron dome system -- invented by israel, underwritten by america -- knocked rockets out of the sky like never before. we supported regional and international efforts to de- escalate the conflict and then seized on a diplomatic opening when it came. working closely with president obama from halfway around the world, i left the east asia summit in cambodia to fly to tel aviv, to drive to jerusalem, to meet with the prime minister and members of the inner cabinet, to go the next day to ramallah, then back to the prime minister's office, and then to cairo, and we were able to play a role in enabling the ceasefire to occur. that fragile ceasefire is holding. the skies above israel are clear. and we are beginning to see the efforts to rebuild and resume daily life. but the world knows -- and always will know -- that whenever israel is threatened, the united states will be there. now, that's a good thing, because we believe in our shared values. we
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 7:00am EST
else, and that is all obama does. he does not want to fix nothing. they also take a cut in pay. right at the bottom in the fine print where nobody read is congress and senate, they take a cut in pay and they get no health insurance and nothing. then maybe they might fix the sucker. host: in "the financial times," they have this headline. back to the phones. michael is on the line for democrats. caller: how are you doing today? they really need somebody to negotiate with. everybody knows john boehner does not have the power to negotiate. he needs to get the middleman out of the way and go onto eric cantor and negotiate with eric cantor, he does have the power. host: why does the majority leader, rip eric cantor have the power you say the speaker does not have? caller: because john boehner has been boxed in. everything he does when he goes back, he tells barack obama one thing, but when he goes back to his caucus and comes back, he has something different. eric cantor is wanting to be speaker of the house. everybody knows that. john boehner has no power, he is a middle man. from let's m
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 8:00pm EST
increased by the obama administration. it's important to recognize that the eslc report is not political in any way, shape or form. it endorses things that are heartily supported by the right , in some cases, and on the other hand that are supported by people on the left. it's important to recognize you can't just take the parts that you like. you have to take the wholistic approach, which is to, again, maximize u.s. production and to at the same time significantly reduce consumption partly by diversifying our transportation sector away from petroleum. now, the last thing i'll say before we sit down is it's important to recognize that petroleum use in transportation is the pivot point of this entire problem. about 70% of our 18.7 million barrel per day use of petroleum in this country is for transportation, and transportation is fueled about 93% of the time by petroleum. so if you want to reduce the united states' dependence on imported petroleum and the related geopolitical issues that that causes, particularly in an era where rising demand for petroleum in china and india and
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm EST
efficiency standards that were enacted by the bush administration and were increased by the obama administration. the report is not political in any way shape or form. it endorses things that are supported by the right in some cases and that are supported by people on the left. you cannot just take the parts that you like. you have to take the holistic approach, to maximize u.s. production and to reduce consumption partly by diversifying our transportation sector away from petroleum. the last thing i will say is that petroleum use in transportation is the pivot point of this entire problem. 70% of our use of petroleum in this country is for transportation. transportation is fueled about 93% of the time by petroleum. if you want to reduce the united states' dependence on imported petroleum and the related geopolitical issues, particularly in an issue when rising demand is creating a potential conflict for these resources, then you have to recognize transportation has to be diversified away from petroleum or the prices are set on the world market. canada and norway have been net pet
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 7:00am EST
ask a question as far as the obama health care takes affect. will the benefits if an employer pays your insurance be considered in come and taxed accordingly? that's my question. thank you. guest: as of right now, it would still be protected from taxation. that is something on the line as part of tax reform. with aaron,talking good morning. caller: looking at tax credits on this thing and one non be looking at reducing some of the extraneous taxes that are out there and then we get a tax credit for them? host: can give an example? caller: no, because i have somebody prepare my taxes. they are not a big amount. we're being taxed and taxed again, if that makes any sense to you. guest: that proponent of the tax reform talks about their so much in the code that is extraneous and unnecessary. to hold down to something less unwieldy than will we have today. host: mark on the independent line, hi. caller: i appreciate you taking my call. .'m 42 every time there is an election, therequartefour years, is a big squabble about the unfair taxation. many callers: and the fair thing would be eve
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